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Definition of a prismatic member

Definition of a prismatic member

(OP)
What makes a prismatic? It appears that perhaps this means "not tapered" but I'm not sure about that.

Thanks

RE: Definition of a prismatic member

(OP)
OK, after hunting through several books I think I found the answer ==> prismatic = constant cross-section.

RE: Definition of a prismatic member

A "prismatic" beam is a beam with constant EI across its span. Also prismatic cross section is "a cross section that is symmetrical and is constant".

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